January 6, 2011 Rumford, Maine
Far West Farm Team racers Chelsea Holmes and Matt Gelso have had strong showings at the 2011 US National Championships. Matt Gelso won the January 2nd U23 men’s 1.4km classic sprint. Chelsea Holmes was 7th overall in today’s women’s 20kn freestyle and Matt took 15th place in the men’s 30km race. In yesterday’s men’s 15km classic Matt was 8th overall and in the women’s 10km classic Chelsea took 18th overall. Challenging conditions and low snow conditions in Rumford have made for lots of shoveling and snowmaking to prepare the courses. The 20km women’s freestyle race was a 7 lap course while the men’s 30km freestyle was 11 laps around a 2.7km loop. The races wind up on Saturday, January 8th with freestyle sprints.